Department: Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
Position: Employment Therapist
Deadline: Extended to January 4, 2021 (noon)
Start Date: TBD
Salary Range: TBD
Ref #: NCN 2020-10-28-001


The Employment Therapist will assist NCN employees to cope with employment related emotional and mental difficulties and challenges. It is expected that the Employment Therapist will have strong listening skills, a demonstrable sense of empathy, have knowledge of treatment options and encourage holistic healing practices and activities at work and suggestions for at-home exercises and other forms of therapy. The position is open to individuals who have the ability to conduct third-party billing for services.


  • Work with individuals and groups to improve employees’ overall emotional and mental health.
  • Encourage individuals to discuss emotional experiences and help them gain insight.
  • Develop therapeutic processes related to substance abuse, grief, bullying, anger management, depression, relationships, LGBTQ issues, self-image, stress, suicide, etc.
  • Take a holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach to counselling and the development of therapy programs related to emotional health, mental health and self-care.
  • Conduct workshops related to the awareness and benefits of employment therapy programs.


  • Counselling – assist staff develop the ability build and maintain healthy relationships and in interactions in the workplace. Also assist clients in developing self-awareness, hope and optimism in a healthy, supportive counselling relationship.
  • Clinical – ability to make proper diagnoses, identify potentially problematic behavioural patterns, and monitor treatment plans.
  • Problem-Solving – correctly assess individuals and prescribe the right activities and tasks to help them modify their problematic behaviours and patterned tendencies.
  • Work independently and/or in collaboration with clients, employer, and other health care professionals.
  • Interpersonal Skills – must be multi-culturally sensitive and able to communicate and interact effectively in an indigenous context.
  • Education – minimum B.S.W. or B.A. in Psychology or Counselling (M.S.W. or M.A. preferred).
  • Valid driver’s license, access to own transportation, and clear criminal and abuse registry checks.
  • Is responsible to take Oath of Confidentiality

If you are interested, please forward your cover letter, Criminal Records Check and resume to:

Kim Linklater, Executive Director of Human Resources

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Phone: (204) 484-2604

Cell: (204) 307-2107    

Fax: (204) 484-2588